Operation Ron PaulSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Thu, 12/27/2012 - 11:52
Mises Daily: Thursday, December 27, 2012
by Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.
Ron Paul has given us a huge opportunity. With your help, we intend to take full advantage of it.
I mean, of course, Ron’s teaching of Austrian economics and the free market, and the crimes of the Fed and the government, to millions of young people. He touched hearts and changed minds in a way I’ve never seen, though Murray Rothbard predicted it more than 25 years ago.
Political campaigns seldom do any good. But when Ron told young people about capitalism and honest money vs. the business cycle, taxes, Keynesianism, socialism, fascism, the police state and war, young people listened and cheered.
It shocks many people to hear the unvarnished truth. They want to believe the propaganda. But the young, the smart, and the idealistic are hungry for the truth. They’re sick and tired of the TV, DC, and classroom lies. They want freedom and prosperity, and they want to learn how to bring them about.
Thus the Mises Institute. Thirty years ago, at the very beginning, Ron helped gather the seed money essential to our launch. Then as now, there were no billionaire “angels,” but many individual donors, men and women who care only about freedom and the future. People like you.
For three decades — in a sense — we’ve been getting ready for the Ron Paul Moment. Just this year, we've taught many more thousands of young people, through our website, our student programs, and publications. All over the world, the Mises Institute is known as the place to study Austrian economics, the State, and liberty. We can help everyone from high-school students to senior scholars, and business leaders, professionals, the clergy, and journalists, too.
Our faculty programs reach out to every professor in America and the world interested in our ideas. And just as our number of students is booming, so is the number of teachers. Our high-school, college, and graduate programs, academic journals, online and physical books, and audio and video lectures, make the best scholarship available to all, often at no charge.